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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin Re:100Yen Sushi (52 comments)

What happens with shop lifters too? I think they will probably have one/two people per store who switch roles through the day. Lidl and Aldi have this. The check outs are not staffed all the time the staff are moving stock in and out on pallets and you ring a buzzer if you want somebody to serve you at the check out. But real huge one man stores have been operating for a while. Big tiles/carpets/furniture stores are often run by one person as the stock is hard to steal and the customer service is non existent.

about a week ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin 100Yen Sushi (52 comments)

This reminds me a lot of Japan. In the 100Yen Kaitan (conveyor Sushi) places they don't have on site managers. They have the master (the chef) and a waitress. To keep costs low they have one manager who watched the stores via Webcams placed everywhere. The manager directs multiple stores via what they seen on the webcams and if there is a complaint they're connected via a video call.

about a week ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin Re:Labor Loopholes? (52 comments)

Robots can stack shelves. There is a 7-11 in Hong Kong on the corner of Kimberley Road and Canarevon road. It is a tiny retail space the shelves are stacked from behind by a sort of reverse vending machine mechanism. It looks strange because the fridges are quite shallow holding 3 layers of canned drinks. You take one out and you hear a faint whirring and the 2nd can gets pushed forward with another drink from behind. Of course it can't do everything.

about a week ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Justpin Re:From Jack Brennan's response (772 comments)

The government works for the people? since when? A recent study demonstrated that the voters have NO power whatsoever. The corporates who pay the bribes... I mean donations are the ones that hold the power.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Justpin Re:The Same Game (454 comments)

Exactly the same happens in the UK. UK workers have their own accommodation and generally know the law. So farmers and businesses slate the UK population as lazy scum. When it is a case of exploitation, arbitrage and ability to exploit workers. So farmers hire Eastern Europeans to pick fruit and harvest food. They pay them the minimum wage but subject them to truck acts. Where sure we'll pay you £6.50 an hour (UK min wage) but we're going to have to charge £5/h for the caravan you have to stay in. Oh and we'll pay you in tokens which coincidentally can only be spent in the farm shop. As such workers end up on almost nothing. I've witnessed this when I went wild camping around Lincolnshire.

about a month ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Justpin Doesn't distilled water taste horrible though? (167 comments)

I remember 2 decades ago in high school they had distilled water squirty bottles to use in experiments. If you got it in your mouth it tasted rather bad. Since this is a kind of distillation shouldn't the water taste foul?

about a month ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Justpin Re:Could be solved be VISA, etc. immediately (307 comments)

Cheque guarantee was worthless. I had a bounced cheque about 7 years ago with a guarantee card. He had closed his account yet not surrendered his cards to the bank on closing. Was only £22 but I was quite annoyed.

about a month ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Justpin Re:Meet Streisand (307 comments)

£36 can get a weekday travel lodge / premier inn type room. Decent bed, clean sheets working bathrooms. Walls are a tad thin as they are all prefabricated dropped in on a crane on the back of a lorry. But the parking is free. Food is bad though as it is all microwaved. Minimal staff. Years ago you could stay in an F1 hotel in France. Private rooms but shared bathroom facilities. Favourite of bikers and truckers. 15Euro + 3 for breakfast. You got a double bed and a bunk bed above it, TV, sink + 3euro for wifi

about a month ago
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Will New European Commission Leaders Welcome Open Source and Open Standards?

Justpin Whoever gives the most brown envelopes (21 comments)

The EU will welcome whatever or whoever gives them the most money in the form of brown envelopes. You see this in cars. Under the guise of safety new EU laws are introduced for certain safety and emissions limits. It just so happens that BMW/Mercedes are the ones that can provide vehicles which meet those regs...

about 2 months ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Justpin Re:Radiologicals! (470 comments)

Skipper torpedoes were from Wing Commander III (1994), IIRC it was mission 3 or 4 of the campaign you had do this escort mission (I hate escort missions) and you had to escort a transport which suddenly had a skipper torpedo fired at it, it uncloaked three times.

about 3 months ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Justpin Re:i-war (470 comments)

IIRC you could but it was a hold down this button rather than a toggle as in 1. Also the stealth mission required the cold gas thrusters upgrade which were limited.

about 3 months ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Justpin Re:Lasers? (470 comments)

Well it seems playing quake in the 1990s on a 36K modem and learning to lag shoot was useful after all!

about 3 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Justpin Re:In highschool (201 comments)

It's not so much oil running out. It is the easy oil running out, i.e. oil which has a high energy return on energy input. As humans we like to pick the low hanging fruit first. Coal mining is a good example, we go for the stuff on the surface, then open cast, then dig shafts. Ghawar field in Saudi is an excellent example, it is 150 or so metres down on dry land. You can shift big machines on dry land. Deep water horizon gulf of Mexico is an excellent example too the oil was in deep water, which presents logistical challenges and deeper down meaning more work is required to get it to the surface. The Russian find is 300 or so metres down and thus it is easy oil.

about 3 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Justpin Re:So what? (201 comments)

Why? Exxon isn't the only oil big oil company. There is BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total SA. Who says those companies won't go into partnership with the Russians? The French recently sold a warship to the Russians.

about 3 months ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Justpin Re: Umm no (470 comments)

I'm not so sure missiles would dictate battle range. On Earth we have dedicated weapon platforms to shoot down anti ship missiles. USN has the AEGIS cruisers, the Russians the Kirov battle cruisers. The horizon means the really really fast ones give about 10-20 seconds notice before you have a massive hole in the side of your ship. Weapons firms claim they can shoot down missiles (I'm not so sure about the claims). To extent the interception time they use airborne radar. However if space battles are fought at 10,000,0000km then you have quite a lot of notice of the missile coming as there is no horizon to hide behind and no sea to skim. If the missiles manoeuvre, you can see it and it is telegraphing its attack and movement direction with hours if not days and weeks.

about 3 months ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Justpin Re:i-war (470 comments)

I-war-2 was a bit more limiting as you couldn't really turn off the 2D space assist function. I-war-1 had bad enemy scripts. If you went into free flight mode with inertia and no computer correction to limit you to 2d space very few things could hit you. You could abuse it even more with LDS when a missile or anything was going to hit you hit LDS and instant 1000m/s

about 3 months ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

Justpin Re:Clever idea (178 comments)

There is no real scarcity online. Which is why companies utilise artificial scarcity. Things such as some twitch tv live streams make you apply for a code to be able to watch it limiting the number of viewers when theoretically the sky is the limit.

about 3 months ago

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